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Tim Hudson, quote machine, to Nationals: ‘What do you have between your legs?’

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San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson must have been feeling pretty loquacious Wednesday night. Whether it was some post-Wild Card win liquor loosening his lips or whatever, the veteran pitcher sure seemed inclined to providing some pretty provocative quotes ahead of the team’s NLDS showdown with the Washington Nationals.

Hudson crudely praises fellow Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner  as saying the left-hander “goes out there and sticks it right up your butt” when describing his teammate’s pitching approach.

Not satisfied with providing that quote, he also essentially questioned the relative masculinity of the Nationals, pondering what exactly the fellas over in the Washington dugout have going on in their respective nether-regions and how it may have an impact on the series.

“Obviously they have a talented group over there, there’s no question,” Hudson reportedly told The Washington Post‘s Barry Svrluga in a booze-spattered clubhouse. “They have some great pitching. But come playoff time, talent can take you a long ways, but what do you have between your legs? That’s going to take you real far. And I think we’ve got a group in here that really has some of that.”

Whether or not Hudson’s apparent dig at what Nats players have dangling between their legs — 0r lack thereof — when compared to the Giants, winners of the 2010 and 2012 World Series, is fair or not (or just plain foul), it sure makes for some amusing talk and entertaining fodder.

Further, Hudson, despite his assessment of the relative ballsy nature of the Giants when compared to the Nationals, was pitching for the Atlanta Braves when the Giants won two titles, but that doesn’t change the — ahem — “intesticle” fortitude of its players, nor the makeup of the current roster, which has several holdovers from its two world championships.

The Nationals, meanwhile, despite the talent on the roster, haven’t enjoyed any success in the postseason, losing in the 2012 NLDS to the St. Louis Cardinals in the franchise’s only postseason appearance since moving to D.C. in 2005.

In any event, he’s certainly livening up the dialogue of the MLB postseason, and it’s only just started. Somebody get this Hudson guy a podcast or something. But given the provocative subject matter of his recent comments, perhaps it should air during late-nights only.

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